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What are some of the greatest songs on a particular topic? I have 3 songs that for me are the Holy Trinity of songs about loneliness:
Simon & Garfunkel - A Most Peculiar Man
Elliott Smith - Satellite
Slint - Don Aman
and before you start i only put Soundgarden in for the lyrics and i chose this version for the intro as well
Dunno if they're the best, but these are some really awesome songs about war, or things related to war. I apologize also for the size of the videos on here, for some reason they always come out that size, and I can't change it, so far as I know.
Your interpretation of Tool’s Lateralus is interesting and definitely far more accurate than the one I used to have for it. I usually try to interpret lyrics in my own way as much as possible, no matter how much evidence there is out there that that’s not what they’re about, and even when I just know that I’m being a dick by disregarding other interpretations. Hopefully, that’ll change.
I used to see this song as being about (get ready to snicker) a guy finding out he’s a superhero.
‘Black then white are all I see in my infancy’ – He is born and raised in a depressingly dull and ordinary world.
‘Red and yellow then came to be, reaching out to me, lets me see’ – He slowly starts to discover that there might be more to reality and his existence than he’d previously considered.
‘As below so above and beyond I imagine, drawn beyond the lines of reason, push the envelope, watch it bend’ – His previous perceptions and assumptions of the nature of the world and its limitations are now long gone now that he can see the things he’s physically capable of doing.
Despite the numerous other lines in this song which clearly didn’t sit well with my interpretation, these were the lyrics I used to focus on the most simply because they were more interesting and exciting to me.
Great. Thanks to you, I’ve gone from thinking about superheroes to thinking about three things that scare the shit out of me: death, the afterlife, and the concept of infinity. Thanks a lot, pal. Lol.
But seriously, another great and somewhat similar Tool song which I’m sure you’re familiar with is Forty Six & 2. That one, to me at least, is a little more comforting than Lateralus in that it seems to be about transcending feelings of insecurity, confusion, hopelessness, etc. by finding and embracing some secret source of strength and power within ourselves as opposed to waiting for death’s release to experience change and contentment. And you guessed it, this one also makes me think of masked crime fighters, particularly Batman.
Inspired choices (especially Blurt) there, chief!
greatest song about a submarine mission
June Tabor - And The Band Played Waltzin' Matilda. Greatest anti war song imo.
Never say never is my favorite one.
Which is based on love i like to listen some of romantic type song.